Seven of the Most Fiercely Defended Traditions in the Church

Episode #596
December 10, 2019
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Thom and Sam spend today’s episode discussing seven fiercely defended traditions in the church, why these particular traditions are so sensitive to many, and how you can help leaders be agents of positive change within your congregations.


  1. Worship Style
  2. Role of pastor
  3. Worship Time
  4. Specific rooms in the church facility
  5. Order of Worship
  6. One site only
  7. Business and committee structure of the church

Other highlights:

  • What is the biblical role of the pastor?
  • What is the “hired man” mentality?
  • How do the expectations of the pastor create tension?
  • The changing of service times disrupts people’s lives more than you would think.
  • Even small changes in the order of worship can create tension because people feel the change. 

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